In 2 weeks, my oldest will turn 6 and he wants a pirate-themed party. Sounds simple enough since it’s pretty easy to find piratey stuff. However, I like to be the “do-it-yourself” type of party person and create original and fantastic ideas so I can often get WAY too ambitious with my party planning. My artistic abilities do not in any way match up with my creative side and very rarely do things turn out as I have planned (cut to my daughter’s Tangled birthday party earlier in the year where I tried to create original tower cupcakes that ended up looking like mold…).
I swore to myself that I was finished with trying to do everything myself and, for the most part, I have stuck to that. This is mostly because we are also celebrating my baby’s 1-year-old birthday at this pirate party so that I don’t have to plan two parties this year. Lazy? Perhaps. But since he’s one and will never know the difference, I’m charging forward with the dual party plan and then he can feel super special next year when he actually has somewhat of a clue as to what a birthday party is.
I purchased most of the items for the party this year instead of trying to make everything like I did for the Tangled party and I think I have just about everything, but I am starting to feel a little overwhelmed and anxious, especially when thinking about the treasure hunt.
I consider this to be a very important part of an authentic pirate party (as does my son), but will I be able to pull off creating a map that even remotely resembles the park where we are having the party? That remains to be seen……